Richmond RCMP has joined the nationwide awareness campaign Project Rainbow, aimed at demonstrating the “acceptance, diversity and inclusiveness of the RCMP as a modern employer.”
As such, the Richmond detachment is now displaying the Rainbow Pride Flag sticker to show its support for the LGBTQ2S+ community in the city.
Visitors to the detachment at No. 5 Road, near Steveston Highway, will now see the sticker permanently on full display near the entrance, along with the following explanation:
We can be approached without judgement.
You can feel safe speaking to us.
This is a show of support for diversity and inclusion.
We seek to create a positive and safe space for everyone.
We embrace the diversity of the population.
We are Canada’s national police: serving with pride.
Supt. Will Ng, officer-in-charge of the Richmond detachment, said “All Canadians have the right to live free from discrimination – free from hatred.
“Anyone who feels unsafe or unsupported can speak to any one of our officers knowing they can do so without judgement.”